A very readable summary of how the way ebooks have been implemented threaten the historical and cultural record of our society. Notes that ebooks do have benefits and could be more beneficial except for the behavior of rightsholders.

I would love to see this circulated among administrators and friends groups of public libraries.

My FGI colleague James R. Jacobs has a brief note that ties this article to development to government documents.

Ebooks in 2013: Promises Broken, Promises Kept, and Faustian Bargains. Clifford Lynch

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